August 22, 2018

Athletic Facility Upgrades for the Modern School

Athletic Facility Upgrades for the Modern School

We hear a lot about indoor spaces at schools being renovated, but there isn’t always a lot of news about upgrading outdoor spaces and athletic complexes. We’re thrilled to be a part of two projects—one in Iowa and one in Nebraska—that involve much needed updates to athletic facilities.

Le Mars Community Schools Stadium

In March, the Le Mars School Board approved the plans to build a new stadium on their athletic grounds. The project received tremendous community support and will create a top-of-the-line athletic facility for the school.

Work will begin after football season this fall and is expected to be completed next August. It includes replacing the grass field with turf, installing a new track, modernizing the grandstand seating as well as a new press box, scoreboard, lighting and fencing. The current stadium was built in 1959.

Grand Island Public Schools Stadium Renovation

Memorial Stadium in Grand Island is in a similar situation. The stadium is over 70 years old and time has taken its toll on the facility. The school and the community are in need of an updated stadium, but want to also honor the history of Memorial Stadium. Built in 1947, it was designed as a memorial to Hall County veterans who lost their lives in World War II.

The stadium, once renovated, will include a two-tier press box, increased capacity stadium seating, additional locker rooms and restrooms, a multipurpose room, a new and larger concession area and a ramp to provide handicapped-accessible seating.

Inside, the track will be resurfaced, and turf will be replaced. When all is said and done, we agree with the Grand Island Independent editorial staff that the stadium will become “a jewel of Grand Island!”


Contact us for more information and for all of your project inquiries.

Our offices across Iowa and Nebraska have specialists ready to work on projects throughout the country. Learn more about each office below and reach out to discuss your next project.

CMBA Architects

302 Jones St #200, Sioux City, IA 51101 View larger map and directions

CMBA Architects

319 SW 5th St #102, Des Moines, IA 50309 View larger map and directions

CMBA Architects

505 Grand Avenue Spencer, Iowa 51301 View larger map and directions

CMBA Architects

208 N Pine Street, Suite 301 Grand Island, Nebraska 68801 View larger map and directions

CMBA Architects

1111 N 13th Street, Suite 205 Omaha, NE 68102 View larger map and directions